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Beautiful Oceanfront Home in Serene Nature Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property





Escape to a spacious 4 bdrm/4 bath home on a secluded natural beach minutes from Monterey & Carmel. Spy on bottlenose porpoises from your window as they frolic in the surf and watch the Brown Pelicans swoop over wave tops collecting their dinner. Enjoy whale-watching, kayak amongst the otters and sea lions in the Elkhorn Slough, and grab the binoculars to bird at the Audubon sanctuary at the end of the beach.

Head into the quaint fishing village of Moss Landing, home to world-renowned marine biology research institutes and great antiquing. Don't forget to bring a pot - Phil's Fish Market (winner of Bobby Flay's 'Throwdown') will fill it with their famous Cioppino to take back and enjoy as the sun sets over the Pacific. Grab a loaf of sourdough, steam some artichokes from one of the local roadside produce stands and open a bottle of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir you picked up at your visit to one of the many renowned Central Coast wineries and vineyards in the area. (Ventana, J. Lohr, Wente, Bernadus to name just a few!).

Movie by the fire, a trip to the clubhouse for a relaxing whirlpool or maybe just a soak for two in the deep tub in the master bath? Afterwards, slip into your big comfy bed and let the sound of the waves carry you off to sweet dreams.

You're well-rested for your early morning tee time at nearby Pebble Beach or one of the other amazing golf courses nearby. While your foursome heads off, the rest of the crew are playing tennis, bocce ball and shooting some hoops at the clubhouse.

Afterwards, they will meet you for a drive down the coast to Point Lobos and Big Sur. A late lunch or early dinner at cliff-top restaurant Nepenthe provides the most breathtaking ocean views you have ever seen.

Remember that you've promised to take the family to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The kids want to head to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as well to ride the enormous wooden roller coaster, pick up a game of beach volleyball and dance in the sand at the free spring break Battle of the Bands or one of the summer Friday evening concerts.

The family has reconnected and you haven't played this much in a long time. You have captured the serenity that comes with the relaxed life of the California Central Coast and really you don't want to go home. You know you have now found your spot to retreat and recharge, and like the others before you, you are already planning your next trip back.

More Details

Colleen Floyd-Carroll
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Castroville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not walk on the sand dunes or roped areas. Use the boardwalks down to the beach. We have an endangered species (Snowy Plover) nesting in the dunes.
  • Park only in garage & space marked 312 & place parking pass on mirror.There is NO available parking for boats/trailers/recreational vehicles/jet skis.
  • Please respect the National Marine Sanctuary in which we reside & the quiet enjoyment of our neighbors. Avoid confrontation- if issues pls call me 1st
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Oceanfront Home in Serene Nature Retreat
average rating of 4.71875 based on 32 reviews

Beutiful Vie,w

  • 4 of 5

Great view and Condo I just wish it was closer to food and stuff to do but had a great time. Saw whales from the living room

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 retired couples from Pennsylvania in Monterey for 5 days and our stay at Colleen's home was exceptional. The home was perfect for 3 couple and the location is spectacular . She's was a pleasure to work with and you would be doing yourself a favor if you stay at this Monterey property.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice home with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Really nice home with super views of the beach and the seals . Located in the beach in a very quiet private setting. Close to Monterey for restaurants and shopping

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, peaceful, and pristine

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect place to stay if you're looking to completely getting away.....Fully stocked kitchen and spacious. Wonderful patio to watch whales spouting and breaching from afar, dolphins, birds, otters, harbor seals, and of course, the beautiful sunsets. A quick 30 second stroll to the beach and ocean. Simply put....our happy place. Highly recommended. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clovis, CA

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home had everything we needed for a wonderful week at the beach. It is very spacious and comfortable. The home is between Santa Cruz and Monterey so we were able to enjoy both places and come back to a nice, relaxing home.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and that you enjoyed the house. We were happy to share it with you and welcome you back for future vacations! Colleen
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Auburn, ca

Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this beautiful condo was so relaxing and very much needed! The house had every possible kitchen item that we needed or wanted to cook some yummy meals. There is a killer view of the ocean from the house and deck. We also seemed to have the entire beach to ourselves! Yes, we will definitely visit this gem again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Pebble Beach, Rancho Canada
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Salinas
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Phil's Fish Mkt, Haute Enchilada, Lemongrass Thai
Nearest Beach
On the beach - just walk out the back door
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Daily HOA Guest Fee $25
Cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

HOA Inquire about Holiday and Special Event booking and pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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